April 27th, 2012 at 4:15 PM ^

It's not popular on here, but from experience, Rosenberg is one of the finest, most honest men I've ever met. Everyone's got their own opinion, that's what makes this business great, but I wish him the best of luck with Sports Illustrated.


April 27th, 2012 at 4:50 PM ^

I 100% agree.  And the other day I met Satan, Hitler, Stalin and Charles Manson hanging out by he pool with him and they are also completely swell guys with an undeserved reputatation for evil.  I sure wish people would give folks a second chance and not dwell on those little "indiscretions" the media makes such a big deal about.  


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April 27th, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^


I want to see Muppets, dancing with Kate Upton.

I want Muppets, with Kate Upton, dancing to the Hawaiian War Chant, with torches and pitchforks setting fire to piles of copies of the Detroit Free Press.  In the middle of the diag.

Buh bye, you sanctimonious prick.  Strongly-worded letter to follow.


April 27th, 2012 at 4:18 PM ^

muppets? haha.

No, but I'm really happy about this.  The violations story was horrible, but he does this on a weekly basis.  Wrong info, lies, misuse of real info.  Just bad writing


April 27th, 2012 at 4:23 PM ^

He will ascend to his maximum level of incompetence which will be to pen gotcha's on such notaries as RR in Arizona, Mike Leach, and now John L. Smith


April 27th, 2012 at 4:26 PM ^

as Rosenberg got exactly what he wanted.  Besides gettting RR and Martin, his other goal was clearly to parlay the story into a national gig.  He now has that and once again it pays to be bad at your job as a journalist.


April 27th, 2012 at 4:27 PM ^

The sad part is all of the Daily writers, AnnArbor-com writers, and other journalists congratulating him on twitter.  Now they have to suck up to him in hopes of networking.

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April 27th, 2012 at 4:30 PM ^

I would have preferred his resigning in disgrace and then, while leaving the offices with a box of his own belongings, his stepping in a large pile of flaming dog feces.  But, you know, I'll take what I can get.


April 27th, 2012 at 4:35 PM ^

Nicole Auerbach tweeted this and I replied back with "so he can take his personal vendettas national?" needless to say, she asked me to unfollow her. But the guy has no respect from me after reading Three and Out.


April 27th, 2012 at 4:50 PM ^

There is no need to argue with any other writers.  I remember that I read this somewhere, that people know what a lie the story was.  The michigan sports writers were all silent in the room after his allegations came out.  They have a right to say whatever and no need to get in an arguement with them. 

As a follow up, I saw your tweet and if they dont want me to follow them, I am sure they wont lose any sleep over it.  I pretty much unfollowed everyone that said the best writer.  Still following the ones that just said congrats.

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April 27th, 2012 at 5:07 PM ^

Sportswriters in Michigan voted Rosenberg as the co-winner of the Michigan Sportswriter of the Year in 2010, and they voted Mark Snyder as the winner of the same award in 2011.  Both awards are completely inexplicable, except as an expression of other sportwriters wanting to give a vote of confidence to the two guys who were getting the fiercest criticism of their profession, from people outside the profession.  A union vote, to protect a member of their bargaining unit.

If someone somehow thought that Rosenberg's award was accorded him as an acknowledgment of his book (from a year earlier, actually), or as a nod to his increasing national stature, that might make some sense.  But then Mark Snyder's winning the award was nothing short of "perverse."  Because Snyder hadn't done anything except to keep plugging away as the Michigan beat writer for the Freep, and to keep surviving the debacle of his participation in the Stretchgate Fraud.

Snyder didn't publish a book, he didn't do anything unusual outside of his beat, he didn't take a stand on anything.

John U. Bacon should have been the 2011 Michigan Sportswriter of the Year, in a walk.  They could have named the award after him, for all future years.

So let's just remember on this day when we say good riddance to Michael Rosenberg that Mark Snyder is still here. 

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April 27th, 2012 at 5:22 PM ^

I asked, if nominations had been somehow restricted to dues-paying members of the association (@$40/year).  Answer: No.  I asked how people were nominated.  The answer was sort of loose; I forget the details.  I asked if the voting or the nominations were public.  Answer: No.

Basically, an informal vote of the regular sportswriting staffs at all of the newspapers in the state (mostly metro Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, etc.) and a few other sports reporters.



April 27th, 2012 at 5:30 PM ^

Are their no other writers in the state that deserve this award.  It's depressing that he got the job, makes me think all writers need to be political to get anywhere in this world. 

I met Mitch Albom about 10 years ago in NYC in a bbq place right off Times Square.  I went up to him and said Mitch great job and thanks.  He looked at me like I had 2 heads.  I was with a big party of friends and they all said who is that.  I said he was the great Mitch Albom.  I guess these guys all get big heads after they have worked for a while. 


April 27th, 2012 at 4:49 PM ^

...on this great occasion in Detroit sports media. I am forced to assume that SI has never read  anything written by Michael Rosenberg, of course. No matter, however...